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St Ives Surf School

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Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR261JZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 793938
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Description: Ocean based fun in the heart of Cornwall. Surf, SUP, Kayak and...
Ocean based fun in the heart of Cornwall. Surf, SUP, Kayak and Coasteering activities in a fun, safe and friendly environment.
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Great bunch of guys & learning to surf in a stunning location

I have had a couple of lessons over the last few years and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The instruction I received got me on my feet the first lesson and I was soon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have had a couple of lessons over the last few years and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The instruction I received got me on my feet the first lesson and I was soon hooked. Can't wait for my next visit to get back in the water! They do surf hire and Coast steering at porthmeor as well... More 

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Turton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beginners lesson at surf school. Kids hàd a ball so much that they wanted to go back for more later in the week. Instructors made them feel at ease and were standing on the board riding small waves by the end of the morning

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was a superb experience. The instructors were excellent with our year 8 students. They were fun, but also very professional, and they made even the most timid students feel happy and want to join in. Our students absolutely loved the session. The instructors taught the techniques really well, and really helped the students make progress during the sessions. I... More 

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Manchester, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Joined up the kids in our party for a block of three beginners lessons. They loved it, the instructors are great with the kids, built up a great rapport with them, my little boy still talks about haribo six months on !

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Joined in a Tuesday afternoon beginner's class as our first experience of surfing. Seven of us in total with one instructor. He explained everything well and spent plenty of time with us one to one in the water. Around two hours in total. Good fun and worth doing, but most people will need a lot of practice to become any... More 

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Matching Green, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great surfing instruction for all ages on the superb Porthmeor beach in St Ives. Wetsuits and boards provided. We started off with warming up exercises and then it was straight into instruction followed by practical experience under the guidance of the friendly instructor. Most of the class managed to get up on the surf boards. Great fun and exhausting, especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited St Ives and whilst playing on the beach my other half popped along to the surf school and booked him and our 7 year old daughter in for a surf lesson the next day. It was such a mild half term week that even with the leaden skies of that Tuesday afternoon and the slight drizzle they were... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My 10 year old son had an amazing time during his 2 hour surf lesson. He was very nervous but he need not have worried. From a parental point of view, as soon as we arrived I felt reassured; there was a professional but calm and relaxed vibe. The instructors put everyone at ease and my son was with 5... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My three children had 3 lessons each and now all they can talk about is the next time they can surf. All the teachers we met at the school were fantastic , such a chilled friendly atmosphere. I have to give special mention to Simon who was brilliant with the kids. Thank you so much.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Learning to surf with the most excellent, friendly and encouraging team at the St Ives Surf School is an amazing family experience, from 8 to forty-'something' it was a simply fantastic week. Stunning location, great equipment and professional teaching. Thanks to the team we are all completely relaxed and addicted to surfing. Missing it dreadfully we are already planning a... More 

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